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About Joshua

Joshua focuses on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulation and compliance for renewable power companies and natural gas and oil pipelines. He also has experience with Constitutional considerations that overlap with energy law and rule-making before administrative agencies, as well as the environmental considerations involved in the production and transmission of power.

Prior to joining Bracewell Josh worked as a legal intern for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and as a legal fellow for the American Wind Association. Before law school, Josh worked for a renewable energy certificate (REC) broker in Stamford, Connecticut and gained a familiarity with state Renewable Portfolio Standards, electricity market structure, and renewable energy finance.  



The George Washington University Law School,
Fairfield University,

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia




FERC Delays Implementation of New MBR Database Reporting Requirements and Clarifies Obligation To Report Upstream Owners

March 23, 2021
Energy Legal Blog®

On March 18, 2021, in response to a petition seeking clarification regarding the treatment of certain institutional investors for purposes of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC” or...

FERC Proposes Incentive-Based Rate Treatment for Cybersecurity Investments

December 22, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR” or “Proposed Rule”) seeking comment on proposals that would allow public utilities to make a filing pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) to seek incentive-based rate treatment for certain cybersecurity investments made to improve the security of the Bulk-Power System (“BPS”)...

An Autumn Gleaning: Insights from October 2019 decisions in Kraft Foods, Vitol Manipulation Cases

October 28, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

For those interested in the contours of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) anti-manipulation authority, three October 2019 decisions...

CFTC v. Kraft Dispute Continues with CFTC on Defensive

August 20, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

Following the August 15 2019 public announcement of a settlement between the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Mondelez Global, LLC (together “Kraft”), the parties appeared on August 19 before the Honorable John Robert Blakey...

Long-Awaited CFTC v. Kraft Settlement Resolves Manipulation Allegations

August 15, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

Today the legal battle between the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (Kraft) over whether Kraft manipulated the wheat market in 2011 officially ended with the entering of a Consent Order in the U.S. District Court...

FERC Revises Market-Based Rate Seller Requirements

July 22, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

On July 18, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued two final rules—Order Nos. 860 and 861—adopting changes to the regulations and policies applicable to companies selling energy, capacity, or ancillary services at market-based rates (“MBR”). Collectively, the final rules make...

DOJ Criminal Division Publishes Corporate Compliance Program Guidance Document

May 28, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

In case you missed it, on April 30, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division released a guidance document titled Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (Guide). This release serves as an update to a prior version released in 2017 by the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division. As such, the revised...

FERC, Dominion Settlement Highlights Three Rules of Thumb: Stakeholder Disputes Highlight Compliance Risks; Change is a Compliance Moment; and Never Pursue Make-Whole Payments

May 6, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

On Friday May 3, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a settlement between FERC’s Office of Enforcement and Virginia Electric Power Company (Dominion) to resolve...

The Crypto Paradox: Code is Law and Consensus Rules

April 12, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

As the world contemplates the future of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts – including whether and how to invest in them, to transact using them, and to regulate them – it will be important to recognize the significant implications of two core principles of most cryptocurrencies...

FERC Revises Interlocking Directorate Reporting Requirements

March 18, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

A February 21, 2019 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) order updated certain FERC interlocking directorate requirements (“Order”).[1]  More detailed background information on FERC’s...

U.S. Supreme Court: Disgorgement Subject to Five-Year Statute of Limitations

June 7, 2017
Energy Legal Blog®

The United States Supreme Court this week unanimously held that the five-year statute of limitations established in 28 U.S.C. §2462 applies to disgorgement in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings. The Court in Charles Kokesh v. Securities...



US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Legal Intern, 2016
American Wind Energy Association, Legal Fellow, 2016
Editor-in-Chief, George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Volume 9 (2017-2018)
Charles and Kathryn Miller Environmental Law Award, Recipient
2018 National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Tournament, Quarterfinalist & Runner-up Best Oralist
2017 National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Tournament, Finalist & Best Brief